[pluh-nip-uh-tuh nt]


invested with or possessing full power.

Origin of plenipotent

First recorded in 1650–60, plenipotent is from the Medieval Latin word plēnipotent- (stem of plēnipotēns). See plenum, -i-, potent1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for plenipotent

Historical Examples of plenipotent

  • Where is the abode, and what is the origin of this plenipotent conjurer?

    The Red Debt

    Everett MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for plenipotent



a less common word for plenipotentiary
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